Swiss Army Watch

Photo of a Swiss Army Chron Classic Black Dial WatchTrue story:  I met a guy the other day and he was wearing a really sharp looking wrist watch.  

I said, “Nice watch.  What kind is it?”

“It’s a Swiss Army Watch,” he said.  Well, I didn’t even know that the people who make the famous Swiss Army knives also made watches.  I made a note to check Amazon.

Turns out that Victorinox started selling fine watches in the United States in 1989 under the brand name Swiss Army.

This is the watch the guy was wearing.  

Swiss Army makes other great watches.  I just happen to like the high-tech good looks of the Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s 241171 Chrono Classic Black Dial Watch.

Features at a Glance:

Brand Name Victorinox Swiss Army
Model number 241171
Model Year 2011
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Deployment Clasp
Case material Titanium
Case diameter 40 millimeters
Case Thickness 13.5 millimeters
Band Material Stainless Steel
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 20 millimeters
Band Color Silver
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless Steel


  • Scratch resistant sapphire crystal window
  • Water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet)
  • Reliable quartz movement
  • Comfortable, deployment-style clasp

Among Swiss Watches like the Tag Heuer the Swiss Army watch is not the most expensive Swiss timepiece.  

But if you ask me, this chronometer looks great for a FRACTION of the price.  You can be proud to present Dad or a new grad a timepiece of this quality.

My Opinion:

The Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s 241171 Chrono Classic Black Dial Watch offers Swiss reliability, a classic analog look, and excellent value for the money.

The Swiss Army brand is a relative newcomer for quality timepieces but in two decades has earned a reputation for rugged quality.

If you have always wanted the quality of a Swiss watch, the high tech look, and worry free operation, this could be the timepiece for you.  Incredible value.  One reviewer calls it “a steal.”

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